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1 Cleveland’s Economic Fall From Grace and the Road Back Dr. Mark S. Rosentraub Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Cleveland State University

2 A Slide, A ‘Quiet Crisis,’ Or A Long Term Trend? An Image of Decline Riots Mistake By The Lake Burning of the Cuyahoga River Default The Least Silent Quiet Crisis Was This A Slide Or A Long Term Trend?

3 Greater Cleveland and The National Context Professional Jobs – Ranked 17 th Workforce Education – 26 th Manufacturing Exports – 34 th Population Online – 37 th Patents – 20 th Academic R & D – 34 th New Traded Companies – 37th

4 The Rise of the United States and NE Ohio Land and Water Cheap Labor – Immigration Education Inclusion Women Religious Minorities Racial Minorities

5 The Decline of NE Ohio’s Economy Technology and Ideas Exclusion Loss of Immigration The Costs of Exclusion The Need for Bad Ideas Encouraging Failure for Growth

6 Population Changes Cleveland Cuyahoga County , , ,429 1,201, ,336 1,217, ,808 1,389, ,050 1,647, ,903 1,720, ,822 1,498, ,616 1,412, ,403 1,393,978

7 Cleveland and Technology: New and Important Patents 1900 – Cleveland Ranks 7 th 1880 – Cleveland Ranks 10 th 1860 – Cleveland Ranks 9 th Important Patents – 1870 to 1890 Cleveland Ranks 5 th Patent Rate, 1880 to 1930 Among The Highest In The Nation Case Institute, Fenn College

8 Manufacturing Productivity % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average % of US Average

9 Why Did This Change? Higher Priced Labor Changing Transportation Technologies Peculiar to Cleveland? No – History of All Manufacturing Center Periphery Models

10 Greater Cleveland Today 5 th Oldest Median Age Net Out Migration Natural Increase Offsets Move Outs Per Capita Income Below: Cincinnati, St. Louis, Dallas/Fort Worth, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Columbus

11 The Road Back: Fast Growth Limitations Environmental Constraints – Water Environmental Constraints – Traffic Environmental Constraints – Land Track Housing Sprawl Strip Malls Energy Costs

12 The Road Back: Positioning NE Ohio Asset: Land Asset: Water Asset: Low Levels of Congestion Asset: Neighborhoods and Communities Asset: Inexpensive Housing Asset: We Can Avoid Cookie-Cutter Subdivisions

13 The Road Back: Amenity Assets Culture Sports Entertainment Ethnic Diversity Racial Diversity Restaurants

14 The Road Back: Your Challenge Workers are Mobile Firms Locate Where Workers Want to Live Education Needed for Jobs Education Needed for Families K-12 University

15 Is It Possible? All Growth Results From Investments and Strategic Risks Housing Downtown Cleveland Town Squares Great Schools Understand the Changing Demography

16 Women and Employment Almost Half of the Work Force More than One-Third of High Technology Jobs Engineering Mathematics Design Cities for Women Design School Systems for Working Women


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